What is a PAL?

Mar 04, 2013
A PAL (Possession and Acquisition License) replaces the old FAC and is required before you can legally be in possession of a firearm. You can purchase a firearm before you have a PAL, this makes you the legal owner, but you cannot take possession of the firearm without a valid PAL. All PAL’s will have the classes that you can possess and acquire on the back, for all new PAL’s they will be non-restricted and restricted.

Ever wondered how you can get a PAL? It is very simple, pass the test. There is a test for non-restricted firearms and a test for restricted firearms, the non-restricted test has to be passed first, and the tests can be taken back to back. You do not have to take the training course although this and other training is recommended if you have no firearms experience. The tests are very straightforward. There is a training manual available that sells for approximately $15.00. For more information of where to go for your nearest firearms examiner contact the CFC at 1-800-731-4000.

Hopefully this will start you off in a very rewarding hobby I have been passionate about my whole life.

Leave a comment